Materials

Stretching Rubber Bands

Stretching Rubber Bands

We can use common household objects to measure properties that match physical laws. This experiment takes a very common household item, the rubber band, and applies physical laws (Hooke’s Law and the Young’s Modulus) to them in a hands-on way.

Themes: Student Projects

Topics: Deformations, Experiments, Hooke's Law, Materials, and Young's Modulus

Grades: 11-12

Simple Earth Climate Model: Single-Layer Imperfect Greenhouse Atmosphere

Simple Earth Climate Model: Single-Layer Imperfect Greenhouse Atmosphere

Why does the emission of carbon dioxide influence our climate?

Themes: Climate and Energy and Environment

Topics: Climate, Materials, and Planetary Science

Grades: 11-12

Air Transport

Air Transport

How much energy does it take to fly you and your luggage 10,000 km? What is the environmental cost?

Themes: Climate and Transportation

Topics: Drag, Efficiency, and Energy

Grades: 11-12